Nowegian Wool

by jennine on February 27, 2008

There is a lot more to Norway than Style Bytes and sardines… For instance, Norwegian sweaters. One of my favorite Scandinavian blogs Life is Carbon, introduced these traditional sweaters by iiS with a modern twist. Although, I’ve seen these sweaters around before, mostly on hippies and random outdoorsy people, I’ve never really lived in a place where it was necessary to have an abnormally functional sweater to cozy up in. One of these Norwegians would be too warm to wear under a jacket, and too holey to block the wind and rolling fog. Maybe one of these sweaters might be good to keep on hand for a San Francisco summer.

I am totally smitten by the geometric patterns and ethnic charm. I’ve seen people cozy up in these lovely numbers on Face Hunter and Stil in Berlin, and perhaps this look is for me? Perhaps one with a floral patterned dress? Gosh, sometimes I think my move is hindering my shopping. Oh wait, it is. There is a decent collection of vintage Norwegian sweaters on eBay, a lovely blue and white cardigan with pewter hooks and ribbon trim. There’s even a couple mock-Norwegians. How cute is that?

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1 Robin Claire February 27, 2008 at 6:01 pm

love the bottom two. I would wear those everyday!

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2 WendyB February 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm

I love the first one. I had a fun time trying on traditional Norwegian sweaters during my Scandinavian travels last summer, but I’d definitely be more interested in a modernized version.

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3 belle February 27, 2008 at 9:33 pm

the facehunter girl is my dream. i’ve been staring at that picture for ages; everything about her outfit is perfect to me. the sweaters themselves are very interesting, i wish i had some.

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4 susie_bubble February 28, 2008 at 2:16 am

Beyond Fair Isle knit, I can’t seem to pull off these Scandi-knits….

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5 Poochie February 28, 2008 at 10:40 am

I had a Norwegian sweater as a child but growing up in Miami it didnt’ get much use. When I went to Norway I didn’t buy more but I should have. I totally could have used it now that I’ve moved.

Luv
Poochie

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6 dreamecho February 28, 2008 at 11:57 am

i love the name of this post! ;)

i also love how you thought of pairing this with a floral dress.

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7 jennine February 28, 2008 at 2:50 pm

i’m really fighting the urge to buy a sweater….

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8 Leonie February 28, 2008 at 5:45 pm

I love this too!

I borrowed this cardigan from a vintage shop for a shoot:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_QJeBl_zJUAs/R0CGbxSQlAI/AAAAAAAAAlw/EG1DWDtx9fM/s1600/shootboerderij1_blog.jpg
Unfortionately I had to bring it back ;)

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9 meli February 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm

these are gorgeous! thanks for the post. love your first catch on this post … sardines eewww.
anyhow this reminded me of that cute commercial (makes mention of sweaters) dad-son sweaters. aw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xvUkHqEDX4

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